Women in STEM

5 Back-To-School Resources To Help You Learn About Energy

New York City School Bus Drivers On Verge Of Strike

It’s hard to believe but summer is already drawing to a close, which means millions of students across the United States are going back to school to boost their brainpower in subjects like science, technology, engineering and math — or STEM.  Of course, our favorite STEM topic is energy, which plays a vital role in… Keep reading →

kids at NIF during MBK

At the Department of Energy we are constantly looking for new ideas and creative solutions to combat some of our world’s biggest issues: nuclear security, climate change and energy security, to name a few. These challenges can only be met if we have all hands on deck with a diverse workforce from all different backgrounds… Keep reading →

Dep Sec Blog

Our Women @ Energy series includes more than 250 profiles of incredible women who work at the Energy Department — and today, the series got an exciting new addition: our Deputy Secretary, Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall. With a background in international relations, Dr. Sherwood-Randall says that her interest in nuclear security is what drew her to… Keep reading →

#WomenInSTEM: Moms Who Inspire

Pamela Richmond DOE

Happy Mother’s Day! As our country celebrates the hard work and support of mothers, let’s give a round of applause to the moms at the Department of Energy who inspire their children to excel, innovate and pursue their interests. Check out these stories and advice from our Women @ Energy series to hear more. Dr.… Keep reading →

British Bombing Suspect Studied Chemistry In U.S.

The New York Power Authority recently posted a series of interviews with their female engineers. This entry features a Q&A session with NYPA Chemical Engineer Kaela Mainsah. 1. How did you enter the engineering field? How did you decide on your specialty? I decided on chemical engineering because I like chemistry and was interested in the industrial processes that… Keep reading →


This is the second in a series of posts about leading women in the power, environmental science, advocacy, policy, and business sectors. To see previous installments, please use the ‘Search’ field in the left sidebar to search for ‘Women in Power.’  Today, women earn roughly half of the bachelor’s degrees in the earth and biological sciences, but only… Keep reading →


Editor’s Note: This article has been cross-posted from the White House Council on Women and Girls blog. We are proud of the close relationship between the Department of Energy and the White House Council on Women and Girls and of our united effort to bring more women and girls into energy and science, technology, engineering and math… Keep reading →

Germany Debates Its Energy Future

Meet Carter Wall. She’s the director of the performance solar division at a Boston-area electrical construction company and the first profile in our new #WomeninSTEM video series. Carter developed an interest in science at an early age, yet struggled to find examples of women scientists and engineers beyond historical figures, like Marie Curie. A lack of relatable… Keep reading →